Man Ray Chess Set

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Man Ray Chess Set
Solid beech wood. Board size: 17" x 17" x 3/4".
Man Ray's lifelong friendship with avid chess player and fellow artist Marcel Duchamp led to his chess piece design. Man Ray sought to use pure geometric forms associated historically and figuratively with the pieces they represent:

King piece represents the Egyptian king's pyramid Queen piece represents the medieval queen's conical headdress Bishop piece represents a flask for the concocting of healing liqueurs Knight piece based on a favorite form, the carved scroll found on a violin

Made in Germany, under license with the Man Ray Trust. This is a re-edition of 1920 Wood Chess set by Man Ray.
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Solid beech wood. Board size: 17" x 17" x 3/4".